Pelajaran sejarah dari kelas 5 SD maupun SMA pasti selalu mengajarkan cerita detik-detik proklamasi kemerdekaan Indonesia. Buku paket biasanya memulai kisah proklamasi dari kekosongan kabinet yang disebabkan oleh pengeboman di Jepang (khususnya kota Hiroshima dan Nagasaki), penculikan tokoh Indonesia seperti Ir. Soekarno dan Mohammad Hatta ke Rengasdengklok, sampai akhirnya adalah kegiatan pembacaan teks proklamasi pada […]Read more "Indonesia Merdeka, Hiroshima Merana"
Holocaust: a genocide in which some six million European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler‘s Nazi Germany (source: Wikipedia) Attempting to tell his father’s stories during the Holocaust, Art Spiegelman decided to draw 2 series of cartoon with only animals as the characters. The cartoon depicts the Jews as mice (hence the title Maus, which means ‘mouse’), Germans […]Read more "maus: an easy understanding of the holocaust through cartoon"
(Keep in mind that I’m only 19, you may disagree with my naive perspectives) The Diary of Anne Frank is an amazing read for those who want to comprehend the activities of Jews during their hiding from Nazi Germany. However, the whole point of the novel is only about hiding behind a bookshelf. Because Anne left her […]Read more "What really happened in Jewish concentration camps during the dictatorship of adolf hitler"
I read The Diary of Anne Frank when I was 18. I found the novel in my university’s library (though it is specifically built for food-tech & business majors, this particular library provides a handful of great English and Indonesian novels). At that time, I spent most of my time waiting for my next management […]Read more "The Diary of Anne Frank: how Nazi Germany killed the hope of a 15-year-old girl"
Two weeks ago, I joined a movie seminar that was held in my campus by Communication Studies students. The seminar was literally called “College Cinema”, and as you’ve probably guessed.. it was all about watching and discussing short movies with the producer himself, Bayu Prihantoro Filemon. To be frank, my expectancy towards the seminar was […]Read more "indonesian film-maker: Bayu Prihantoro Filemon"
On my last post, I praised the biographical movie Coco Before Chanel. I indeed adore the particular movie, but that does not mean I view Gabrielle Chanel as a role model; she might be a hard-worker and an avant-garde, but she’s also a Nazi supporter.Read more "The Real Gabriella “Coco” Chanel was a Nazi Spy"